CHICAGO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ErisX today announced the addition of three new staff members including Robert Thrash, Chief Operating Officer, Arnold Connell, Head of Infrastructure and John Denza, Business Development Executive.
“ErisX has assembled an impressive team of experts to build the most robust, secure and regulated digital asset platform,” said Thrash. “Leveraging intermediary relationships and their diverse group of investors, ErisX will help both institutional and individual participants access these markets.”
Robert Thrash is a derivatives executive with extensive experience across prime brokerage, execution services, and trading. He spent the past 12 years at Barclays Investment Bank, most recently as Managing Director and Global Head of Futures Execution Services and Clearing Platform Management.
Arnold Connell is an innovative technologist that has worked on cutting edge projects. Prior to joining ErisX, Connell was at YouTube where he was one of the original creators of YouTubeTV. He also spent 9 years at Google in various roles of responsibility.
John Denza has in-depth exchange and financial technology experience. He was most recently Director, Head of US Sales at Pico Quantitative Trading. He also spent 10 years at BATS Global Markets/CBOE leaving as Director, US Sales Equities and Derivatives.
Denza makes up part of the Business Development team and reports to Kelly Brown, Chief Commercial Officer. Connell reports to Tony Acuña-Rohter, Head of Technology and Thrash reports to Thomas Chippas, Chief Executive Officer.
“Top performers from financial services and technology domains, alike, are attracted to the opportunity to build an exchange and clearing house from the ground up for a whole new asset class,” said Chippas. “When combined with our assemblage of talent and investor support, the ErisX mission becomes highly attractive to talented, driven professionals and we are elated to welcome Robert, Arnold and John to the team.”
ErisX offers individuals and institutions a single, innovative platform to access digital asset spot and futures markets. By combining professional tools, advanced technology, sophisticated regulatory oversight, and a diverse product set, ErisX offers compliant, capital markets friendly workflows to digital market participants. Backed by some of the worlds largest trading firms and financial institutions, ErisX brings transparency and reliability to the digital asset class. ErisX, Eris Exchange, and the ErisX and Eris Exchange logos are trademarks of the Eris Exchange group of companies. Aspects of ErisX’s offering are subject to regulatory approval, including its pending license as a clearing organization with the CFTC.